Number of inmates in Russia hits all-time low

The number of inmates is down by half in the 21st century, says the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. As of 2017, the population of penal settlements and pretrial detention facilities stands at around 630 thousand people (out of roughly 146 million Russian citizens). The biggest numbers, in excess of 1 million people, were reported [...]

By | 2017-08-10T16:34:03+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Russian blogger jailed for 2.5 years for defending ISIS

A radical nationalist blogger from the city of Tyumen, known for his long, passionate and extremely controversial rants about Russian foreign and internal politics, was sentenced to 2.5 years of penal colony for a Livejournal post entitled “Whom are Putin’s hawks really bombing?” Alexei Kungurov states that the Russian forces aren’t fighting ISIS, and neither [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:39:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments